ryan at sasknow.com
Thu Aug 7 21:13:59 PDT 2003
doug at safeport.com wrote to freebsd-questions at freebsd.org:
> On some of my hosts trying doing a recursive search gets a syntax
> error. On most it works. As all these systems are built from the same
> source tree, I am not sure where to look for the problem.
> artemis:~> grep -ilr taiwan * \
> grep: unrecognized option `--showDropTarget' |____ does not work
> Usage: grep [OPTION]... PATTERN [FILE]... |
> Try `grep --help' for more information. /
Hmm... My guess is that * expands to something containing a leading
hyphen, most likely called --showDropTarget :-) The * is expanded by the
shell, not grep(1).
Try "grep -ilr taiwan ." instead.
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